On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1987

Historical Events

  • American televangelist Jim Bakker and Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God after revelations of an alleged rape of a church secretary
  • Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Moon Geun-young, South Korean actress

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Yun Fat Chow (31) weds Jasmine Tan

Famous Deaths

Person of interestWilliam J. Casey

William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), dies of aspiration pneumonia at 73

CIA Director William J. Casey
CIA Director
William J. Casey

1987 Highlights

About May 6, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus